One way you can help our patients in a direct, more involved way is to purchase actual supplies. Some supporters want to see and know what their donation goes for and which patients it is helping. Purchasing supplies from our Amazon Wish List is a perfect way to do this, especially with the free shipping offer. This is extremely helpful as it saves us from traveling into town. Since we live in a remote location, we often travel over an hour to purchase things not carried locally.
For those that live in nearby cities you may want to visit or place a call to the Wausau Birds Unlimited Store for the birdseed mixes we routinely use for our various seed eating birds or the live mealworms the store also carries. Owner Lori Schubring will alert us and assure the items arrive here at REGI.
Many items on the list are things we constantly use and therefore always need. Having supplies delivered to our door is extremely helpful.
Personally I love to know the case of baby food I am using to tube our starving eaglets or loons came from young Ryan that, for his 8th birthday, asked for items from the REGI wish list . Or to know the colorful new towels I’m wrapping around the shoulders of an injured Sandhill Crane or are using to cradle a Barred Owl, were picked out and sent to us by Amanda. When you donate by purchasing supplies, you are as close to being with us in the clinic as you can get.
Sometimes our needs are greater. This may be where you feel you can make a difference for our patients by donating a gently used Four-wheeler, Bob Cat, power washer or other equipment you are no longer using.